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We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know

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Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here!

Too often, Native American history is treated as a finished chapter instead of relevant and ongoing. This companion book to the award-winning We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga offers readers everything they never learned in school about Native American people's past, present, and future. Precise, lyrical writing presents topics including: forced assimilation (such as boarding schools), land allotment and Native tribal reorganization, termination (the US government not recognizing tribes as nations), Native urban relocation (from reservations), self-determination (tribal self-empowerment), Native civil rights, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), religious freedom, economic development (including casino development), Native language revival efforts, cultural persistence, and nationhood.

Recommended for ages 7-10

Written by Traci Sorrell
Illustrated by Frane Lessac

Just a note: This book focuses on Indigenous history and current affairs in the US. It is still relevant to us in Canada, in that the erasure of Indigenous people and negative effects of colonization exist in both countries, and have created ongoing challenges and injustice! If you are a Canadian reader, we encourage you to research the parallel issues that are going on here. For example, forced assimilation via the Canadian residential school system, reservations and land disputes, restrictions of rights in the Indian Act, etc.

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